October 28, 2012

We are excited for the 2012 SEMA convention in Las Vegas this coming week.  We will be unveiling some hot new rides and will also be filming an episode of Overhaulin on site!

If you haven't seen the updated progress photos of our featured SEMA rides, we've been posting them to The Official Chip Foose facebook page.  We've made the finishing touches on the Eldorod and are looking forward to rolling it out for the unveiling on Tuesday, October 30th at 2pm at the BASF booth #21455.  This ride was based on a 1948  Cadillac Eldorado and was the first car Chip designed at Hot Rods by Boyd's in the 90's. When the new Eldorod owner got in touch with Chip to finish the design he had always wanted to do, Chip was thrilled!  As shown in the the rendering, Chip redesigned the front and rear bumpers as well as the roof. Check out the new grille and grille insert, new roofline with chrome trim, new interior and the recut wheels.  The hot electric blue color provided by BASF is a showstopper you don't want to miss.  

The other hot rides we're unveiling at the SEMA show are two WD-40 trucks.  Just two hours prior to the Eldorod unveil, you can see the WD-40 trucks at 12pm in the Grand Lobby of the Central Hall.  The first Foose designed and built project vehicle is a 1953 Ford F-100 Pickup that commemorates the 60th anniversary of WD-40 Multi-Use Product and is meant to look similar to the truck used to deliver the first case of the product in the early 50's when the company was called Rocket Chemical Company.  With updated drive train, suspension, wheels, tires and paint, the finished WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose '53 Ford F-100 will make a few more stops at key West Coast auto shows before being auctioned for charity at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. Proceeds from the auctioned vehicle will benefit two SEMA Cares charities.

The second vehicle is a custom 2012 Ford F-350  Super Duty work truck that will include Foose-inspired custom front and rear wheel flares, side rockers, and front chin spoiler, among other upgrades. This WD-40 Specialist/SEMA Cares Foose F-350 represents the new WD-40 Specialist line of products which help skilled trade professionals get their specific jobs done with ease.  After SEMA, this truck will make special appearances on the road for 16 months before it will be auctioned to help fund the SEMA Cares scholarship program. 

Another exciting event at SEMA is the filming of an episode of Overhaulin'.  We haven't done this for five years and will be shooting all week inside the South Hall.  A lucky SEMA member will actually win the vehicle at the end of the week.  Members must enter their name at the show to be eligible.  

Swing by our Foose booth in the outside parking lot in front of South Hall, booth #63236.  A sweet Foose vehicle will be on display and there will be new products for sale. 

To get an idea of where Chip will be during SEMA, see his schedule below:



10:30am-11:30am: WD-40 Autograph Session WD-40 booth #12217
12pm-1pm WD-40 Press Conference - Truck Unveil 
Grand Lobby of the Central Hall 

2pm-3pm: BASF Press Conference – Eldorod Unveil
BASF booth #21455

3:30pm-5pm: Pirelli Autograph Session
Pirelli booth #41021

10am-11am: WD-40 Autograph Session
WD-40 booth #12217

12pm-1pm: 3M Booth Demonstration
3M booth #12227

2pm-3pm: WD-40 Autograph Session
WD-40 booth #12217

3:30pm-5pm: Magnaflow Autograph Session
Magnaflow booth #23543


10am-11am: BASF Autograph Session
BASF booth #21455 

1:30pm-3pm: Foose Design Autograph Session
Foose Design booth #63236- outside area in front of South Hall 

3:30pm-5pm: Pirelli Autograph Session
Pirelli booth #41021

10am-12pm: Lincoln Electric Autograph Session
Lincoln Electric booth #23525

1pm-2pm: BASF Autograph Session
BASF booth #21455

2:30pm-3:30pm: SEMA Autograph Session
South Hall - New Product Showcase
Looking forward to seeing you there!  Enjoy your week.

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Thank you so much to all my fans for your support!! I'm sorry I can't personally respond to all the fan mail I get, but would like you all to know that I appreciate the kind words and interest in my work. Unfortunately, Overhaulin' has ended production and we’re not accepting any new submissions! We do not handle any submissions for the show; any requests sent direct to us will not be read or accepted. Sorry for any disappointment this may cause.


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